Pantone Colour of the Year 2021

Evertaut News

10 Dec, 2020

PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating

A marriage of colour conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.

Slightly later in December than is usual, Pantone has now announced its Colour of the Year 2021. For over 20 years, Pantone’s Colour of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. Following the turbulence of 2020, Pantone has announced its Colour of the Year 2021 is ‘a marriage of colour conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.’ The combination of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is said to inspire regeneration, pressing us forward toward new ways of thinking and concepts.

The Pantone Colour of the Year is chosen by the Pantone Color Institute which is the business unit within Pantone that forecasts global colour trends, and advises companies on colour for product and brand visual identity. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute said, “The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a colour combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted; this is essential to the human spirit.”

Grey is widely used in a range of commercial seating applications from lecture theatres to offices and as a complementary colour, yellow could work well in schemes where multiple colours are combined. Yellow is more popular for break-out seating and individual chairs.

Range of commercial seating upholstered in grey coloured fabric
Range of commercial seating upholstered in yellow fabric

To make an enquiry about Evertaut auditorium seating, or seating for a commercial establishment, please complete and submit the short form below. Evertaut seating is available in a wide range of fabrics and colours including antimicrobial vinyl.

For more information on Pantone’s Colour of the Year, please click here.